Farewell from Hieu

Dear Blog, My experience here at Children’s Hospital Boston has been great. I love the people here and everything about the job – from the health tables to the TAC meetings. I’ve worked here for the entire school year and it’s been fun. We’ve all…



As high school students (especially as seniors) we look forward to our graduation day. We are tired of waking up early EVERY morning and basically tired of the same routine – same school, same classes, same people; it gets boring after awhile. We all can’t…


Teen Dating & Violence

So, we all know about the situation with the pop superstars Chris Brown and Rihanna. Regardless of what the tabloids may say, domestic violence is not okay and it should not be condoned in any way, shape, or form. Nobody deserves to be verbally or…


Tables, Tables, Tables!

Hello Blog, One of the things I do here at the hospital is hold informational tables on the different health topics each month. They can be about almost anything as long as it relates to medical or health issues. For example, a few tables that I’ve…


Shannon’s Blog

Hey readers! We know of an awesome, soon-to-be 9th-grader, Shannon, who has her own blog about living life as a teen with a serious health condition called pulmonary hypertension, and also just living life as a teen in general. She has a great attitude about…


Prom Safety

Hey guys, Prom is approaching really soon for a lot of us! We all want to have a good time, and we have to make sure we party like rock stars… in a safe way. People often get caught up in the whole “prom” attitude, and forget safety basics….

Washing Hands

Swine Flu Info

By now you’ve probably been hearing a ton about swine flu in the media. It’s a lot of information to wade through. Here are some useful tips based on a Public Health Fact Sheet issued by the Massachusetts Dept of Public Health about swine flu….

Pocket Money

Spring & Summer Opportunities – Boston

The recession has slowly started to affect us all, even teens. Many people have been laid off, which means that they may need to cut back on some of their expenses. As a teen, you may not feel the effects of the recession as much…


Resident Interviews

So as a youth advisor here at Children’s Hospital Boston, one of my responsibilities is to participate in resident training. Basically, the interns and medical students that are working here are invited to have mock appointments with us, (the youth advisors) and we play the roles of the…

Alcohol Possession Prohibited

Blame It On Yourself…

Recently there have been a couple of songs put out by popular artists about alcohol. “Blame it” by Jamie Foxx and T-Pain and” One more drink” by Ludacris and TPain glorify drinking and avoiding responsibility for your own action while under the influence of alcohol. It’s important for teens to remember…